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We finally get the electrified mini-cooper on the road, but it may just be too much beast for us OR others to handle apparently
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  1. AJ W

    AJ W

    Day ago

    The controller needs to be programmed for smoother throttle response.

  2. Ali Castro

    Ali Castro

    3 days ago

    i got a scion IQ i am looking for someone to tranform my car for electric ..

  3. Twysted Music

    Twysted Music

    3 days ago

    I'd love to see a collab with rich and like the hacksmith or linus, I feel like there would be a lot of humor pack moments. Love your videos!

  4. AS Motion Lab

    AS Motion Lab

    3 days ago

    Wth man. Those parts in the UK, used, if we could get them, would still cost like £6k+ 😢

  5. Shane Forsythe

    Shane Forsythe

    4 days ago

    can somebody slide those ramps in towards the middle so thair not sooooo wide.

  6. Gazr Music

    Gazr Music

    5 days ago

    I lived in Brasil but I tell you. If what u doing is legible then you loosing money somewhere . Can you come to Brasil. You will be a Billionair like everybody gonna convert their cars to Electril believe me

  7. Ms CannGoods

    Ms CannGoods

    7 days ago

    I want one of these for my business.

  8. Tyrone Small

    Tyrone Small

    8 days ago

    Rich hit me up bro

  9. Geeky Giant

    Geeky Giant

    8 days ago

    Any chance you considered recovering power for your EVs? You can rig a alternator to recharge as you drive ( they mostly mount the alternator to a rear tire and use that to recover energy) , I've seen it working but thought the mad genius that you are could do it better! Especially after seeimg your super charge debacle, might be a fun mod for the mini and possibly if you can mod it into a Tesla! Love the channel, if we ever meet the Popeyes is on me!

  10. ADV Rider

    ADV Rider

    8 days ago

    “So go to a race track then” said PETER GRIFFIN

  11. Thomas Adams

    Thomas Adams

    8 days ago

    Leenda parents approve of these vids ? What’s the update on the ol school red one ?

  12. Dion Baldwin

    Dion Baldwin

    9 days ago

    Rich is the truth and hilarious 😂

  13. Arch Angel

    Arch Angel

    9 days ago

    The dash looks just like a regular mini Cooper, every emergency light lit up like a Christmas tree!

  14. k2one9


    10 days ago

    $500 max for 24H of Lemons

  15. marksman48


    10 days ago

    Did you say what you are doing for a heater/AC?

  16. Joel McLaughlin

    Joel McLaughlin

    10 days ago

    Start it in 2nd gear! You will get rid of the jerkiness (-;

  17. TotalCan’t


    10 days ago

    Did you say 40 miles of a full charge? That doesn’t seem right...

  18. Rombout Versluijs

    Rombout Versluijs

    11 days ago

    hahahah dude loading that mini on the trailer was just EPIC

  19. Rombout Versluijs

    Rombout Versluijs

    11 days ago

    What under 3k?!?

  20. BRS RC

    BRS RC

    11 days ago

    loading it on the trailer was the best 🤣🤣🤣

  21. Maples01


    12 days ago

    Thats awesome, now I'd love to have that, loading it on the trailer was hilarious.

  22. Patrick H

    Patrick H

    13 days ago

    Not sure if I missed an episode, how did you make the power steering work ?

  23. monkeyonfire13


    14 days ago

    Pardon me, question from a peanut. Could a Jeep Wrangler be a good conversion? Ive always wanted one! Macgyver. It's always had an issue with being top heavy, but if you mount the batteries on the bottom, couldn't it just be amazing?

  24. maïga


    14 days ago

    Cant wait to drive a Rich series

  25. Porameth Panpanich

    Porameth Panpanich

    15 days ago

    What gear you shift in for launchig? 3rd? 4th? or 5th???

  26. Enrique Fausto

    Enrique Fausto

    17 days ago

    What year is the car?

  27. Sir Trinculo

    Sir Trinculo

    17 days ago

    i wanna see this thing on a dyno

  28. Nole P.

    Nole P.

    17 days ago

    Leenda , might not clean well , but Damm She Looks good doing it!LOL!

  29. Marek Sanches

    Marek Sanches

    18 days ago

    Now Mini Cooper have worth ?

  30. Walt Johnson

    Walt Johnson

    19 days ago

    I see you connected the electric motor to the manual transmission without a clutch. Do you change gears? How? Do you just leave it in one gear ?

  31. Momo_9k


    19 days ago

    Those website tabs though 🤣

  32. James Hodge

    James Hodge

    20 days ago

    Amazing build and very entertaining. Thanks

  33. nadir asgarov

    nadir asgarov

    21 day ago

    It would be great if the videos would be around 10-12 mins

  34. Victor Moore

    Victor Moore

    21 day ago

    His assistant 🤤

  35. Hackerpro2012RadioG33k


    22 days ago

    My Brotha Great Job !

  36. c anderson

    c anderson

    22 days ago

    I scrolled a long way through the comments and NOBODY commented on a 41 mile battery life? You can grab a porsche boxter for under 5k with a 50% lower 0-60 and a 50% higher top end, same number of seats, better balance, 0 modification, and literally 10x the range. He put HUNDREDS of hours into a vehicle that can only go 20 miles from your house without several hours of recharging. I can't think of any person on the planet this vehicle is suitable for. It was fun to watch.

  37. Jay Davis

    Jay Davis

    22 days ago

    The assistant is peng 😍

  38. JODY0048 0048

    JODY0048 0048

    24 days ago

    air conditioning?

  39. Amir H

    Amir H

    25 days ago

    Rich needs to do something with that nappy ass beard

  40. Amir H

    Amir H

    25 days ago

    Because of this guy the law makers in his state will allow third parties to work on EVs (Tesla) it's kind of crazy how important of a mechanic he is.



    25 days ago

    yeah but dont put to much hp or it l blow the moter that happend to my uncle he was doing burnouts when the engine blew up my uncles reckless

  42. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

    25 days ago

    Almost forgot about this. How did it make out in the lemons race or did they have that yet

  43. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

    25 days ago


  44. Alexis Arguijo

    Alexis Arguijo

    26 days ago

    Is is street legal? Can you register and get insurance on something like this?

  45. Tuhi Tuhi

    Tuhi Tuhi

    26 days ago

    How can this guy be so nerdy and manly at the same time.

  46. Vega Motor Werkz

    Vega Motor Werkz

    28 days ago

    Recording something for a documentation? Like insursnce? 😆

  47. Camille


    Month ago

    I'm starting a 72 midget EV conversion. Just as a fun Miami Beach toy. You are the bomb.

  48. Jamie Stoetzel

    Jamie Stoetzel

    Month ago

    What happened to having the back seats????

  49. thumasta666


    Month ago

    you guys know you can put the ramps on that trailer closer together right?

  50. frank aird

    frank aird

    Month ago

    Good Stuf👍.

  51. Jeff B

    Jeff B

    Month ago

    Shes pretty good at cleaning that stick

  52. Mike Majewicz

    Mike Majewicz

    Month ago

    She polished your knob.

  53. panzerabwerkanone


    Month ago

    Best take that to a mechanic. Your CEL is on!

  54. Chris Ahrendt

    Chris Ahrendt

    Month ago

    Any Climate controls being added like AC / Heat?

  55. Chris Ahrendt

    Chris Ahrendt

    Month ago

    Are you going to build a back trunk enclosure to cover the batteries and provide some storage in the trunk?



    Month ago

    What was the range?

  57. franklin ogola

    franklin ogola

    Month ago

    can u build dynamo at the back wheels so that it can have power for long time

  58. Nicholas b

    Nicholas b

    Month ago

    Elon musk's feet

  59. Larry Sullivan

    Larry Sullivan

    Month ago

    That is the nuts 💔 it larrysullivan in london

  60. Locutz M

    Locutz M

    Month ago

    There's always a Karen that's against happines I dunno why white people don't learn to mind their damn business is that so hard to do ? .

  61. anton herres

    anton herres

    Month ago

    24 hr lemons are suppose to be $500 and you got 4k, the amount of penalty laps would be crazy. And the event organizers can buy any entered car they want for $500 and you have no say, this keeps people from entering expensive cars and lieing

  62. vicaras1


    Month ago

    Slick !

  63. Tyurgen


    Month ago

    I know why the top speed is 101 mph because the Chevy volt has a max speed of 101 mph

  64. Gary Hall

    Gary Hall

    Month ago

    Barry 😁

  65. Kartik Gudi

    Kartik Gudi

    Month ago

    That was so mean😅😂

  66. High Path

    High Path

    Month ago

    more range = less swap time, so what is the optimum mix ? Also for road use is there a regen braking element in the controller ?

  67. Matt gaming

    Matt gaming

    Month ago

    Sharing this thumbs up. Under $3g. Nice!!

  68. Devon Hammond

    Devon Hammond

    Month ago

    24 hours of lemons

  69. fourbypete


    Month ago

    When someone scares the shit out of you when you are doing electrical work, that's worth a stabbing.

  70. RoryRPM


    Month ago

    “24 hours of lemons race”

  71. Ansar Mahmood

    Ansar Mahmood

    Month ago

    Shit video . Wasted

  72. Ola Akin

    Ola Akin

    Month ago

    Rich really knows he's stuff man. @ Rich Rebuilds - Have you considered doing an EV conversion tutorial? 🤔 If yes, I'd be the first in line for sure. Let me know. Thanks for the awesome content.

  73. S H

    S H

    Month ago

    Engine mounts and I think it would have benefited from a torque converter

  74. Morgan Betts

    Morgan Betts

    Month ago

    Plz go 24 hours of lemons

  75. Tanner Muir

    Tanner Muir

    Month ago


  76. Jordan Furness

    Jordan Furness

    Month ago

    Rich! You have to put the wood under the frame of the trailer on the back (on the ground). You have to have enough so it supports the trailer and prevents it from squatting to far. That way it keeps a low angle from the ramp to the "beaver tail" portion of the trailer (sloped part). That would have helped keep the bumper from hitting. Of course you would probably have a less interesting video if you did...and you are getting payed for it apparently, so maybe I'm the one that needs to learn how to do it.

  77. Don ellis

    Don ellis

    Month ago

    I want to see an electric G body Cutlass

  78. Dread 0

    Dread 0

    Month ago

    I'm dissapointed to see it's not RWD

  79. Yhoothoob


    Month ago

    Spot the Peter Griffin cameo 😂

  80. Simon Ci

    Simon Ci

    Month ago

    41miles range? How much would be for 400miles range?

  81. Scott D

    Scott D

    Month ago

    Classic Boston guy "So go to a fucking race track"

  82. Wade Farmer

    Wade Farmer

    Month ago

    Please explain why you did not keep the clutch???????

  83. gling Gloffrey

    gling Gloffrey

    Month ago

    fuck that guy who told you to go to a racetrack lol he doesnt own the streets

  84. Nick Hiniker

    Nick Hiniker

    Month ago

    Need to make a hot electric wagon. Volvo 850R with Tesla drivetrain?

  85. David Lucas

    David Lucas

    Month ago

    I built this with my bear hands! I love it! Cool AF! Dude I need to know all the stuff you used on this build and the cost so make a video just on that.

  86. scott hinkle

    scott hinkle

    Month ago

    You need to take a rare muscle car or something that will piss everyone off and make it electric. Maybe a big truck. A diesel.

  87. scott hinkle

    scott hinkle

    Month ago

    That's when grow men fill like mom just caught you smoking.

  88. Timothy Blazer

    Timothy Blazer

    Month ago

    Rich, the Zilla can auto switch from series to parallel depending on draw. The famous white zombie does this to get more top end speed. Im guessing they had more kit, but that's what I remember they said about their setup.

  89. Boxer Tech Garage

    Boxer Tech Garage

    Month ago

    Awesome build. Definitely something I want to do in the future with a Subaru, since Subaru barely has a hybrid and it sucks. Side question: Since its an around town car, what plans, if any, do you have for heat and AC?

  90. Ben Hen

    Ben Hen

    Month ago

    That was awesome!

  91. Juice Man

    Juice Man

    Month ago

    go to a Fukcin Race track! You idiots!!!

  92. Mohammed Osman

    Mohammed Osman

    Month ago

    2:03 🤩🤩🤩🤩 whats her Instagram 😻😻

  93. Lucasa


    Month ago

    Can I buy it for 5k?

  94. Andrew Lang

    Andrew Lang

    Month ago

    This would make a great candidate for an all wheel swap and be a drag monster

  95. Rha Har

    Rha Har

    Month ago

    hi rich love what you are doing . if you are willing to sign an nda i would love to talk to you about a concept we are working on here in canada that will allow your mini to run perpetually with no need to hot swap batteries ever . the concept is in its infancy and with your experience to be quite honest i would value your opinion greatly. cheers and keep up the great work

  96. The Viking

    The Viking

    Month ago

    Fuck supercharging. Hot swapping batteries is the future. Just keep a fresh pack at the office. Can we get links to the parts list? I want to build one.

  97. David Russo

    David Russo

    Month ago

    Seems like you guys are always in trouble

  98. Prakul Sahukar

    Prakul Sahukar

    Month ago

    give some of your time towards pheonix the husky man ,i think it is not getting attention

  99. Gliz zard

    Gliz zard

    Month ago

    You should go out on a weekend night and look for some action, if your in massachusetts you'll get some action on the street, all these honda dudes are looking for runs

  100. Leo Johnson

    Leo Johnson

    Month ago

    I know nothing about whats is going on. But this is a great video.